Astigmatism is a condition that leads to blurry vision because light rays from images that we look at are not able to focus on one central point on the macula (area of best vision). For many patients, astigmatism is a very frustrating eye condition because they will constantly notice the hazy vision.
Since this condition is due to an irregularly shaped cornea or natural lens, it may be treated with glasses, contacts, or laser vision correction. However, these treatment options do not help patients with cataracts. Previously, only standard lenses were available for implantation during cataract surgery. Unfortunately, these lenses did not correct for astigmatism, and patients still had to wear glasses even after their cataract surgery.
Luckily, our patients at Coastal Vision Medical Group have access to the world’s most advanced surgical therapies. Our surgeons are very happy to offer new options for patients with astigmatism. The Toric IOL is an ideal option for these patients since it will provide a new clear lens and the ability to treat certain levels of astigmatism.
To receive more information on cataract surgery and toric lenses or to book a consultation, please call (888) 501-4496.